Reilly’s latest release, Revelry and Regret, is their strongest effort to date and showcases their vibrant tongue-in-cheek humor along with musical chops and four-part vocal harmonies. Original tunes, and their lyrics, serve as a sort of confessional—perfect for an Irish band. See “Fireflies” and “One Can Never Be Overly Prepared” for these episodes. Well known traditionals, such as “Paddy Works on the Railway”, are given a new coat of rollicking musical paint. Though lyrically wistful at times, the band wastes no time to make a live show truly pop with energy.
Reilly’s partnership with national label Oglio Entertainment features a holiday record: A Kick Ass Celtic Christmas. This collection of irreverent originals, classic favorites, and traditional tunes features the Reilly penned “Dear Santa (I Can Explain)” which was selected for both the Daybreak Entertainment and Fine Gold Productions compilations and is in rotation for seasonal nationally syndicated morning show air play. USA Today rated the recording as one of the most stellar and original holiday releases they have ever reviewed.
Being a strong part of the Irish and non-Irish musical community throughout the Midwest, Reilly have appeared regularly at Milwaukee’s Irish Fest, The Irish Cultural and Heritage Center in Milwaukee, Manhattan, IL Irish Fest, Will County, IL Celtic Fest, Bastille Days in Milwaukee, City of Indianapolis events, Harley-Davidson festivals, River Rhythms in Milwaukee, countless St. Patrick’s parades and activities, Bradley Center events, and at far too many Irish pubs and non-Irish locales around the Midwest to mention. They’ve shared the stage with Gaelic Storm, Flogging Molly, Enter the Haggis, The Prodigals, Barra MacNeils, Seven Nations, The Bridies, Luka Bloom and more. Members of Reilly are also involved with community and social outfits such as the Wisconsin Area Music Industry and the Shamrock Club of Wisconsin—Milwaukee Chapter.
Reilly celebrate Celtic musical heritage and their own American upbringings in both the live setting and on record. They provide a lively musical feast for those who enjoy a bit of nostalgia, a dose of modernism, and a full pint of fun and good will.
"Kick Ass Celtic Christmas" is a high powered, rocking Christmas album that leaves us speechless with a smile! 5 stars from Celtic Radio!"
--Paul MacArthur, Celtic Radio Music Network
“Local Irish legends….”
“Reilly have something for all music lovers.”
“(Reilly) have developed their own sound and they do it well.”
--Dave Sleger, All Music Guide.com
“A perfect blend of traditional Irish and rock music.”
--Brian Barney, Shepherd Express
“Look for something different. An unusual take, a different angle. Look for Reilly.”
--Bobby Tanzillo, OnMilwaukee.com
“Reilly performs in as much of an energetic, hand-clapping and foot-stomping manner as possible.”
--Loreen Mohr, Racine Journal Times